ONSTAGE/OFFSTAGE Curatorial Talk
October 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tune in Thursday, Oct 12, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern for an Online Talk (via Zoom Webinar) with Jordan King and Dallas Fellini. This discussion will explore the process of navigating difficult language when curating from queer and trans archives, along with an exploration of seeking traces of transness in archival film and video.
Note: A link to view a film by Anton Wagner and Edimburgo Cabrera, held in the collection of The ArQuives, will be shared with those who RSVP. This 30-minute film is intended to be viewed in advance of the Webinar.
Jordan King is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator and writer. Her practice is rooted in performance, archival research and intergenerational dialogue. She is currently a Curatorial Practice MFA student at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada (Graduating 2024), with a focus on documentary film and multimedia documentation of underground queer performance. Jordan spent her formative years immersed in nightlife culture, which continues to influence her work and research. Her most recent projects have focused on LGBTQ2S+ stage performers in the mid/late 20th Century, an oral history interview podcast series, short video works and the creation of an autobiographical solo performance work.
Dallas Fellini is a curator, writer, and artist living and working in Toronto. They are a co-founder of Silverfish, an arts publication devoted to interdisciplinary collaboration, skill-sharing, non-institutional pedagogy, and cultivating sustained dialogue between contemporary artists and writers. Dallas is pursuing a Master of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto. Their curatorial research is situated at the intersection of trans studies and archival studies.